Bangladesh will kick-off the three-match ODI series against hosts New Zealand on February 13 (Wednesday) at Napier. The first ODI of the series will start from 7 am in Bangladesh time.
Both teams last played each other in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 when Bangladesh came out as victorious thanks to an epic partnership of Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad. They had struck centuries in the fifth wicket stand at Cardiff to chase down 266 after losing four wickets inside 33 runs.
Overall, Bangladesh have faced the Kiwis in 32 ODIs and won 10 of them. In the last five matches, Bangladesh have won two and lost three. Tigers played 10 matches against Kiwis in New Zealand and lost all of them. Two of those matches were held in the venue of the first match- Napier.
Bangladesh have lost TEST and T20 captain Shakib just before the series to an abrupt finger injury and has been ruled out of the ODI series. Sabbir Rahman made his comeback to the side following his suspension while young off-spinner Nayeem Hasan got his maiden call in the ODI squad.